Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bench Also Grows Plants

December 7, 2010

Sit and plant or plant and sit. This multi-purpose and eco-friendly Bamboo Bench, by Oakland, California Designer, Zachary Warwas of Plush Cabinets, is made from 1/2  sheet of bamboo. Below the two potted plants, there is a shelf to Read More...

Wheelbarrow Chair: For Green Thumbs or Green Bums

November 15, 2010

Do double duty in the garden: Put this wheelbarrow to work with the heavy lifting, use as a garden seat, or both. As New Zealand designer Matt Moriarty notes, “Why redesign or reinvent when something that already exists does … Read More...

Tree Inspired Garden Throne

November 3, 2010

At last September’s Maison et Objet, Dutch design team Dutch Summer grabbed attention by introducing their Chesterfield pouf inspired by the box tree. The BUX, they contend, “feels like a throne.”

Handmade of a padded soft imitation leather suitable … Read More...

Woven Garden Chairs Offer Color and Texture

October 7, 2010

Since I like to shop local, I am particularly drawn to Brooklyn designer Jessica Carnivale’s debut line of colorful woven outdoor chairs, aptly named Stretch.

Carnivale experimented with a number of different materials and chose latex, bungee and … Read More...

New Waves in Urban Garden Furniture

February 16, 2010

Muscle bench, Alexandre Mornonnoz

Spotted last month in Paris at The Design Observer exposition at the Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie, this sensual bench by French designer Alexandre Moronnoz caught my attention at just the right moment. I’d been … Read More...

Gardening from the Seat of Your Pants

January 15, 2010


It’s a rolling plant stand, pond, table, garden seat–it’s whatever you make of it. The creation of young French designer Julien Primard, a former student of EPMC La Ruche in Paris, Vegetalis is a project whose main theme is to Read More...

Indoor/Outdoor Multi-Use Serving, Screening, and Seating Designs

June 20, 2009

I love these fresh and colorful designs by Australian designer Surya Graf. “His design has a major influence from new technologies,” according to his website, “combined with an innovative and experimental use of existing materials and processes. While always … Read More...

Going Undercover: A Tune With a View

May 7, 2009


We wear sunglasses to protect our eyes but we still want to see.  These new outdoor umbrellas by design team Bert&Dennis, offer protection and cover from the sun while allowing an unobstructed view of the infinite sky above.  Or … Read More...

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